Lamborghini promises that its new Rear- Wheel Drive (RWD) version of the Huracán EVO will be “an instinctive driver’s car”. The familiar V10 engine offers less power and torque than the all-wheel drive EVO, at 610hp and 560Nm. The RWD weighs in at 1389kg, some 33kg less than the regular Huracán EVO, and has a more rearward-orientated weight distribution of 40/60 front/rear. The top speed of 201mph is the same as the AWD model but the 0-62mh time is 0.4 seconds slower at 3.3sec.
The traction control system is specially tuned to deliver torque even when the car is drifting. The new system is claimed to improve smoothness by 30% compared to the old Huracán RWD model, corner-exit traction by 20% and oversteer by 30%. The electro-mechanical steering is also tuned specifically for RWD, while 19-inch Kari rims with specially developed Pirelli P Zero tyres are standard and 20-inch rims are optional, as are carbon-ceramic brakes.
New design features differentiate the RWD from its 4WD stablemate: a new front splitter, vertical fins within larger, framed front air intakes, and a rear bumper in high-gloss black incorporating a unique diffuser.
Stefano Domenicali, Chairman of Lamborghini, says the RWD offers, “unfiltered feedback and an emotive and more engaging driving experience”. Prices start at £165,000 and the first customer deliveries begin in spring 2020.